Gastric Disturbance

A case of Gastric Disturbance cured with Phosphorus presented by J.T Kent in his book on New remedies and Clinical cases….

Catherine W., aged 7. Every 2 or 3 weeks paroxysms of vomiting, with high fever, red face, and thirst for ice cold water. Since infancy has had these vomiting spells. She vomits yellow and green mucus, even pure bile. She has taken much medicine and had seen several physicians. Jaundiced eyes and skin. Constipation; has used cathartics and injections. Stools usually undigested. Urine: brickdust- sediment. Very chilly in cold weather but the stomach symptoms are worse in hot weather. Lips chap in cold weather. Suffers much more in summer. The warmer the weather the severer are the paroxysms. Cold hands and damp feet. Skin mottled. Tongue heavily coated. Temperature subnormal when the spells are not present. Excitable; cries, then laughs. Phosphorus 10m.

In five weeks one light attack. Phosphorus 10m.

Six weeks later she began to have signs of a return. Phosphorus 50m.

Seven weeks later she vomited, after her mother gave her stronger food (as the child appeared very well.) Phosphorus 60m. No sign of returning symptoms for two months and ten days. Phosphorus cm.

Two months later: Stool formed, undigested. Cold hands and feet. Mottled skin. Thirst for very cold water. Phosphorus cm. She is now a robust child, growing rapidly; no symptoms.

James Tyler Kent
James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) was an American physician. Prior to his involvement with homeopathy, Kent had practiced conventional medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered and "converted" to homeopathy as a result of his wife's recovery from a serious ailment using homeopathic methods.
In 1881, Kent accepted a position as professor of anatomy at the Homeopathic College of Missouri, an institution with which he remained affiliated until 1888. In 1890, Kent moved to Pennsylvania to take a position as Dean of Professors at the Post-Graduate Homeopathic Medical School of Philadelphia. In 1897 Kent published his magnum opus, Repertory of the Homœopathic Materia Medica. Kent moved to Chicago in 1903, where he taught at Hahnemann Medical College.